‘Huge amount of CO2’ from Himalaya’s geothermal springs: The hot water springs in the Himalayas, one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations, release a ‘huge amount of carbon dioxide’.

A new study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology has found, which suggests the decarbonation process of carbonate rocks which are present deep in the Himalayan core, along with oxidation of graphite is the source of carbon dioxide in the thermal springs.

After carrying out a detailed chemical analysis of water samples collected from 20 geothermal springs from major zones of Garhwal Himalaya, the scientific team found that the water contains high levels of dissolved inorganic carbon.

Simple compounds such as carbon dioxide is where primarily inorganic carbon is found.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research the study also notes these geothermal springs have the potential to emit to the atmosphere around 7.2 × 106 mol of carbon dioxide every year.

Such carbon dioxide emissions should be taken into account to assess global carbon discharges in the earth’s atmosphere, the scientists of the institute, which runs under India’s Department of Science and Technology, argue.

Himalaya is home to around 600 geothermal springs, which have varied temperature and chemical conditions.

‘Huge amount of CO2’ from Himalaya’s geothermal springs

, , , , , , ,
Previous Post
UK urged to increase renewables to 65% by 2030
Next Post
Divergence in value together with wind & solar shapes

Related Posts

First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on

First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on: Thanks to the switching-on of a new wind turbine connected to the grid, more than 1,400 homes in Cornwall will be powered with renewables in September. The project is estimated to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,300 tonnes every year, the first to be built in Cornwall…
Read More

Tuesday AM – Hundreds in nationwide day of climate blockades and shutdowns

Tuesday AM – Hundreds in nationwide day of climate blockades and shutdowns   WHAT: Hundreds coordinated in disruptive, visually striking mass direct actions on climate. Including shut downs, blockades, banner drops.   WHERE: Actions in/near London and across the country. Information – 07834 363408 – PRECISE LOCATIONS AVAILABLE from 7AM Tuesday 30th July.   WHEN: Tuesday…
Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

British Utilities will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.